The Maroons were escaped slaves who fought the British in the Mountains of Jamaica. They won their freedom from the British in 1838.  Such famous Maroons as Nanny Maroon and Cudjo are Jamaican hero’s. You can see pictures of famous Maroons on Jamaica currency here. The Maroons in Jamaica live in mountain villages that are autonomous from the rest of Jamaica, with their own laws, celebrations, and traditions. Explore the links on this page to learn a bit more about the Maroons of Jamaica. To learn even more, consider reading the book by Mavis Campbell - “The Maroons of Jamaica” (1988).

The Maroons of Jamaica